O’Melveny Represents Friend.ly in Acquisition by Facebook

October 11, 2011





Andrea Rodeschini                                                      Julie Fei

O’Melveny & Myers LLP                                               O’Melveny & Myers LLP

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SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA -- OCTOBER 11, 2011 -- O’Melveny & Myers LLP represented Friend.ly, a Silicon Valley-based online social question-and-answer service, in its acquisition by Facebook for an undisclosed amount. Under the terms of the deal, Friend.ly will focus on new projects at Facebook, yet will continue to operate as a separate service.  

The O’Melveny Silicon Valley-based team was led by partner Paul Sieben and associates Christine Liu and Madeline Zamoyski.

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O’Melveny & Myers LLP counsels buyers and sellers in a wide variety of M&A and private equity transactions.  We have broad-based experience in acquisitions and dispositions of both established and emerging businesses, whether public or private, US, or international.  In addition to conventional engagements for buyers and sellers, the Firm’s diverse knowledge and experience in M&A transactions includes advising special committees of boards of directors, investment banks, and other principals and financial advisors in connection with M&A transactions.  We regularly represent buyout funds, mezzanine debt funds, and other acquisition vehicles, both with respect to their structuring and formation and in connection with subsequent investments.  We are also experienced in restructurings, reorganizations, divestitures, and spin-off transactions.

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